Synopses & Reviews
gives you the complete overview of insider knowledge on where and what to visit in this exciting Spanish city, all in meticulous detail to point you towards the best that Barcelona has to offer.
Packed with detailed, opinionated and honest reviews, this guide gives you the low-down on what's worth your time and what's not, providing extensive listings of accommodation, attractions and restaurants in and around Barcelona whatever your budget. Barcelona and the surrounding regional highlights are broken down into chapter sections with itineraries and accompanying maps to help you to plan the perfect trip, according to your timeframe.
Discover where to eat the best Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine; find suggestions for city strolls around the Gothic Quarter and La Ribera; fantastic art museums featuring Picasso, Miró and DalÍ; plus information on exploring Catalonia's beaches, historic attractions and countryside.
Importantly, this guide provides the latest trip-planning advice and money-saving tips, as well as a complete shopper's guide and directory of useful contacts to ensure you make the most of your stay in this fantastic cultural city.
About Complete Guides:
The Frommer's Complete guides give travellers the comprehensive overview of destinations, detailing the vast variety of choices and need-to-know local information in cities and countries, without glossing over any of the details. Entire regions, neighbourhoods and more are broken down by thoughtful itineraries to give detailed guides to each, with full accompanying reviews and prices listed throughout. These guides are packed full of up-to-date advice and tips on what's new in the location and how to plan your trip according in every aspect of your time there; vocabulary lists also exist where you might need a few key phrases and menu terms.
Complete guides give you the respective A to Z, helping you to find the places to stay, eat, shop and explore that are best suited for you wherever you are or are planning to go.
Admire the intricacies in the Passion facade of La Sagrada FamÍlia. See chapter 7.
Detailed maps throughout
Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information
Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife
Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas
Insider tips from local expert authors
About the Author
Born in London, England, Peter Stone started his working life in the Foreign Office in Downing Street before moving on to translating and journalism. Over the last 31 years he has resided in different areas of Spain, including Málaga, Barcelona, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and also lived in Greece and North Africa. A lifelong lover of Spanish culture, history and language, he made Madrid his home in 1998, and his publications on the Spanish capital include Madrid Escapes and Frommer’s Madrid. He has also contributed to a wide variety of international magazines and guidebooks, including Time Out, Insight, Intelliguide, Spain Gourmetour, and Pauline Frommer’s Spain.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
1 THE BEST OF BARCELONA.
2 BARCELONA IN DEPTH.
3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO BARCELONA.
4 SUGGESTED BARCELONA ITINERARIES.
5 WHERE TO STAY.
6 WHERE TO DINE.
7 WHAT TO SEE & DO.
8 STROLLING AROUND BARCELONA.
10 BARCELONA AFTER DARK.
11 SIDE TRIPS IN CATALONIA.
12 A SIDE TRIP TO MALLORCA.
13 FAST FACTS.
14 USEFUL TERMS & PHRASES.